Rep. Burchett votes for three bills to crack down on crime by illegal immigrants

WASHINGTON, D.C., (Feb. 1, 2024) – This week, U.S. Congressman Tim Burchett (TN-02) voted for three bills that would crack down on crime committed by illegal immigrants in the United States. The bills are listed below: 

  • H.R. 6678, the Consequences for Social Security Fraud Act – Creates a new ground of inadmissibility and removability from the United States for illegal immigrants who commit social security fraud. 

  • H.R. 6679, the No Immigration Benefits for Hamas Terrorists Act – Ensures any foreign national who participated or assisted in Hamas’s brutal attack on our Israeli allies on October 7, 2023 is inadmissible to the United States and disqualified from any immigration relief, including asylum.  

  • H.R. 6976, Protect Our Communities from DUIs Act – Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide that illegal immigrants who have been convicted of, or committed, an offense while driving under the influence are inadmissible as citizens and deportable.  

“Criminals and terrorists are entering our country unchecked because of this administration’s open-border policies,” said Rep. Burchett. “They’re hurting the American citizens we’re supposed to protect. Cracking down on crimes committed by people who shouldn’t be here in the first place is just common sense.”  

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